Jake Voracek scored his ninth goal of the season in the second period of the Flyers' 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Six times already this season, the Flyers had tried to reach the .500 mark. They failed every time.
In their seventh attempt, they held off a hot Ottawa Senators team, reaching .500 with a 2-1 win over the Senators.
The first period was filled with scoring chances for both sides. But it was goaltending that stole the show.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all 14 shots he faced in the opening period, while Senators net-minder Ben Bishop stopped 10.
The Flyers were the first to get on the board in the second. Jake Voracek saw his six-game points streak end against Washington on Wednesday. He started a new one with a goal at 7:24 of the second, scoring his ninth of the season.
Wayne Simmonds would tie Voracek for the team lead in goals just moments later. At 11:23, Simmonds buried a breakaway chance off a nice feed from Brayden Schenn to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead.
But with that comfort, the two-goal lead didn't last long. Marc Methot fired a shot from the point past Bryzgalov at 14:11 for his first goal of the season, cutting the lead to one.
Play went back and forth in the third with both teams getting chances to score. The Flyers had a chance to ice the game with under six minutes to play, picking up a two-man advantage for a full two minutes. But the Flyers failed to score and would give Ottawa a chance to tie.
Ottawa got a power play with under a minute to play and the net empty, but the Flyers held strong on the penalty kill and held on.
There were several stars for the Flyers. Nick Grossmann was a shot-blocking machine. Luke Schenn had a very strong game defensively as well.
Obviously, the hot goal scorers stayed hot, with Voracek and Simmonds getting tallies.
But the real star was Bryzgalov. When the Flyers needed big saves, he stepped up and made them. He stopped 33 of 34 shots in the game, besting the strong effort by Bishop, who made 39 saves.
The Flyers hit the road, now back at .500, and have four huge Eastern Conference games next week. It starts on the road on Tuesday with a game against the New York Rangers.